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Old 08-31-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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Source for unusual electrical outlets in late model classic

I went to the home center and bought a replacement outlet for my traylah. I wanted to replace the outlet closest to the door with an ivory, rather than white, one.

Upon disassembly I discovered that the traylah has these curious, insulation displacement, no outlet box required, outlets that are different from anything at the home center.

Anyone know where I can get an ivory one? I'm trying to get all the ugly out of my traylah, and the white doesn't blend into the woodwork the way I want.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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I have standard outlets in my 1967 Airstream and like yours no outlet box. Maybe someone put something different in yours. It would not be a ground fault outlet would it? Most outlets need to have a terminal for ground, white, and black.

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Old 08-31-2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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They look like these, which I found after I posted:

Self Contained Receptacle Ivory - $6.99

I have had problems with timely shipment from that vendor however.
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Shallow socket

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They look like these, which I found after I posted:

Self Contained Receptacle Ivory - $6.99

I have had problems with timely shipment from that vendor however.
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The receptacle you found may work. They are pretty hard to work with. If it is in-line with other receptacle then the wires are skint back and run all the way through. They can be hassle to get the back cover back on.

Home centers have a blue shallow 110 box that will work in most RV. I know Lowes carries it. I have always found it much easier to work with.

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get two

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They look like these, which I found after I posted:

Self Contained Receptacle Ivory - $6.99

I have had problems with timely shipment from that vendor however.
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If you decide to go this Self Contained way, at this price, I would get two. If some goes wrong you have a backup.
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Buy a "repair" box and a regular outlet and plate. They are stocked at every HD, Lowes, Furrows, etc. The repair boxes mount just like the RV recepticals mount with swinging arms on the corners. The substitute receptical will be of better quality than the rv receptical.

While you are at it, feel around in to the opening and see whether there is enough space to mount a double-width box that will give you 4 outlets. I installed a double box in my Classic 28 and keep my voltmeter and neon circuit tester permanently plugged in. I still have two free outlets. It is easy to saw out the additional width for the double box..
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I'm thinking a can of Ivory colored Krylon spray paint may be the easiest solution....

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Mexray I have considered that, having applied the same solution to the heating registers.

Pahska, I believe that the opening cut for these is smaller than that used for a standard outlet box. Enlarging the hole in the plywood is potentially problematic because of the ease with which the veneer can be torn and the difficulty of repairing such damage. Not saying it can't be done, just that it is not as straightforward as it would be with drywall or something.
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The opening in mine wastthe same size. It is easy to enlarge it, as I did, with a small saw. I had no problem with the veneer. You would be sawing inward which is unlikely to disturnb the veneer. The outlet box covers any rough edges. I'm on the road, or I would post a photo of my cutout.
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